Thursday, July 9, 2009

Clif Bar Peanut Toffee Buzz

Clif Bar Peanut Toffee Buzz ($0.99, Publix)
2.4 oz / 68g

Ingredients: organic brown rice syrup, soy rice crisps, organic roasted soybeans, organic soy flour, organic rolled oats, dry roasted peanuts, apple fiber, organic oat fiber, organic milled flaxseed, inulin, psyllium, organic evaporated cane juice, peanut toffee, organic peanut butter, cocoa butter, soy flour, soy lecithin, peanut flour, natural flavors, sea salt, green tea extract.

Calories: 250
Cals from fat: 50
Total Fat: 6g (9%)
Sat Fat: 2g (10%)
Sodium: 200mg (8%)
Potassium: 250mg (7%)
Total Carb: 42g (14%)
Fiber: 5g (20%)
Sugar: 20g
Protein: 11g (22%)

When I drink green tea I get a little loopy. I don't know if I steep it too long or what; my purveyor of fine teas says I drink them too fast and my blood pressure drops, which is an interesting theory. Anyway, it makes the idea of this bar feel a little bit dangerous; contains green tea extract! And he's drinking coffee! Go ahead and dial the 9 and the 1!

This bar is remarkably bland. There's a little icing stripe which adds some sweetness but I'm honestly left with almost zero aftertaste. Sort of a dry finish, too. The texture is just 'clif bar' to me at this point, but the taste of this bar is markedly different and sort of strange; I don't really get the toffee taste. Its slightly sweet and peanutty with this crazy drop off dry mouth finish. I probably won't buy this one again, but it is an interesting experience. I guess we'll see how hyped up on caffeine I am after this and a cup o' joe. I feel like I might bounce around like daffy duck or something wooHOOwooHOOwooHOO!